Airlines cancel flights out of airport in Libya's capital as explosions, fighting heard


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CAIRO — Explosions and gunfire have been heard around the international airport in Libya's capital as airlines have cancelled some international flights.

The fighting erupted Sunday morning, though it was unclear who was involved. Libya has seen fierce fighting between rival militias since the 2011 civil war that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Authorities had said Saturday that the airport was to have been handed over into government control. The government largely relies on the same militias to police the streets as its security forces remain in disarray.

Both British Airways and Turkish Airlines canceled flights Sunday as the fighting raged.

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